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January 17, 2022

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Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

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Nurses help patients stay connected

When you find yourself in a hospital, most of us have rushed out the door with our phones in our hands, and without the charger.

COVID Update: Hospitalisations, ICU admissions climb further

There were another 156 COVID-related hospitalisations across NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID patients in hospital to 2,200.

Northern Rivers closing in on 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

There were 962 COVID positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northern NSW Health District in the 24 hours up to 8pm 11 January.

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday...

Rapid antigen test shortages across the country

As you’ve no doubt heard, people in NSW are now allowed to test themselves for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test (RAT), rather than lining up at a testing centre. There’s just one problem: no one has any RATs.

In response to the letter: Is the Echo showing racist tendencies?

How irritating to see how language can trigger people to ridiculous levels of whining and whingeing.

FYI, ‘whitesplaining’ is not a word and, if it was, this may be racist.

Seems fashionable to denigrate, blame and boo white men. Censorship and PC-speak is a simple equation to strangulate critical thinking and freedom of expression.

The irony is, the so-called offending letter was misinterpreted and not read for its historical context.

May Byron Shire remain a place where freedom of expression is valued! Nuf sed.

Sarah Blogg, Ocean Shores

 


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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.